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INFORMATION ABOUT MUSSOORIE

Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied flora & fauna, is a fascinating hill resort. Commanding snow ranges to the north-east, and glittering views of the Doon Valley & Shiwalik ranges in the south, the town presents a fairyland atmosphere to the tourists.

MUSSOORIE HISTORY

Its history dates back to 1827 when Captain Young, an adventurous military officer, explored the present site and laid the foundation of this holiday resort which now has few rivals. Mussoorie is famous for its scenic beauty and hectic social life. It provides all kinds of amusement and every facility for domestic and foreign tourists. Mussoorie is conveniently connected to road by Delhi and major cities and is the 'Gateway' to Yamunotri and Gangotri Shrines of Northern India.

MUSSOORIE TOURISM

    The Places of Interest in and around Mussoorie

  • Gunhill : Gun Hill being the second highest peak of Mussoorie offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges namely Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara and Gangotri Group to name the few. During pre-independence days a Gun mounted on this top used to be fired at mid-day to enable people to adjust their watches and hence this name. It can be reached by the Ropeway ride whose distance is 400 mtrs. or by the bridle path which forks-off from Kutchery and takes about twenty minutes.


  • Kempty fall :Located at 15 Kms from Mussoorie on way to Yamunotri having an altitude of 1370 mtrs. It has a distinction of being the biggest and prettiest waterfall located in a beautiful valley and is surrounded by high mountains. Bath at the foot of the fall is enjoyable and unforgettable experience during summer days.


  • Lake mist :About 5kms before kempty fall on Mussoorie-Kempty road it is a newly developed good picnic spot with accommodation and restaurant facilities, boating is also available.


  • municipal garden :It is picnic spot having a beautiful garden and an artificial mini lake with paddled boating facility. It is located at a distance of 4 kms. by rickshaw cycles, pony or by a car and 2 kms. via Waverly Convent School road on foot.


  • Mussoorie lake :A newly developed picnic spot build by City Board & Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority, is situated at 6 Kms on Mussoorie-Dehradun road having a facility of pedaled boats. It offers a enchanting view of Doon Valley and nearby villages. View during Night is marvelous.


  • Children lodge : Highest peak of Mussoorie near Lal Tibba, it is situated at 5 Kms. from the Tourist Office and one can go on horse back or on foot. The view of snow-clad mountains is exhilarating.


  • camel's back road :This road begins from the Rink at Kulri Bazar and terminates at Library Bazar having a distance of 3 Kms. The road is named after the Camel rock with a life like resemblance and can be seen from Mussoorie Public School. British graveyard having ancient graves on the way provides new dimension to the walk. Horse riding and walking during evening is a memorable experience as it offers a sunset view in the himalayas.


  • Bhatta falls :7 Kms. from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Dehradun Road near Bhatta Village. Accessible by car or bus upto Bhatta from where the fall is 3 kms by foot. The place is ideal for bathing and having picnic. A fall with different ponds for bathing and water amusements, ideal place for picnic. A picnic spot with a difference.


  • Jharipani fall :Located at 8.5 Kms from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Jharipani road. One can go by local bus or car upto Jharipani from where the fall is about 1.5 Kms on foot.


  • Mosey fall :The fall is surrounded by a dense forest and is 7 kms. from Mussoorie. One can go there via Barlowganj or Balahisar.


  • Sir george everest house :The place called Park Estate where building & laboratory of first Surveyor General of India Sir George Everest after whom worlds highest peak Mt. Everest is named stills stands. It is 6 kms from Gandhi Chowk and vehicle can go right upto the place. The place provides an enchanting view of Doon Valley on one side and view of Yamuna Valley & snow bound himalayan ranges on the other. An ideal place for picnic and trekking.


  • Nag devta temple :An ancient temple dedicated to Snake God Lord Shiva and is situated on Cart Mackenjee road is about 6 kms from Mussoorie on way to Dehradun. Vehicles can go right upto the temple. Place provies a enchanting view of Mussoorie & Doon valley.


  • Jwalaji temple(benog hill) :Situated at an altitude of 2104 mtrs. is 9 Kms. west of Mussoorie. It is situated on the top of the Benog Hill surrounded by thick forest having an old ideal of Goddess Durga provides a marvelous view of Yamuna Valley.


  • Van chetna kendra :At a distance of about 2 kms on Tehri byepass road, this place is developed as picnic spot and has a park surrounded with pine forest and flowering shrubs, and is approachable by foot or taxi/car. The main attraction is the wildlife of the park like Ghurar, Kakar, Himalayan peacock, Monal etc.


  • Benog mountain quail sanctuary :11 kms to the south of library point lies an old sanctuary established in 1993 and covering an area of 339 hectares. It is famous for the extinct bird species Mountain Quail(Pahari Bater), which was last spotted in 1876.


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